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what he's doing. >> reporter: but why now? dorner was honorably discharged from the u.s. navy reserves just last friday after ten years service, including a tour in the persian gulf. was that the trigger for this killing spree? or evidence of careful planning? >> i have more questions than i do have answers at this point. >> reporter: if dorner gets his apparent wish, if he is killed, we night never know the whole truth. nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> and nick and david will be staying on this story throughout the night. >>> but we move next here to the great blizzard, gathering strength and poised to break bear down on millions of american families across the northeast. experts say it could be the worst snowstorm in a century. our extreme weather team is on the storm front and abc's meteorologist ginger zee is out where the storm is about to move in. ginger? >> reporter: diane, this may look like a mountain of snow, but it's not. this is 100,000 tons of salt that i'm standing on. i've got some right here in my hand. it is one of so many tools that millions of americans will use
jonathan karl tells us about the news today. >> reporter: by one count, president obama has already used unmanned cia drones to strike more than 300 suspected terrorist targets, even more than his predecessor. but today, we learned just how much authority the administration believes it has to kill, without trial or evidence, suspected terrorists, even american citizens. a newly disclosed justice department document says american citizens tied to al qaeda can be killed, if, "an informed, high-level official believes the target poses an imminent threat." but the document says it "does not require the government to have clear evidence." case in point, anwar al awlaki, an american citizen and top al qaeda leader, linked to several terrorist attacks. he was killed in a 2011 drone strike. human rights advocates say the justice department memo goes way too far. and -- >> justifies essentially a claim that the executive branch can be judge, jury and executioner. >> reporter: as soon as he became president, barack obama stopped cia tactics like waterboarding that he considered torture. but this j
his own legacy? >> well, this is the tremendous question that lies before us. i mean, there is no job description for a retired pope. >> reporter: so, benedict remains pope until the end of the month. the cardinals have to assemble here for a conclave to elect his successor within 20 days. that takes us to mid-march. which means that a billion catholics around the world should have a new pope by easter. diane? >> all right, jeffrey, thank you. and, of course, that new pope will have to face the call for change, from many people in the american catholic church. there are 77.7 million catholics here in the united states. nearly 1 in 4 of us is catholic. and rhode island, new jersey and massachusetts still have the highest concentration of catholics. but in sheer numbers, the biggest growth is among hispanics. and abc's cecilia vega spent the day gathering american reaction from all over. cecilia? >> reporter: diane, good evening. we're here at st. mary's cathedral in san francisco and as you said, we've been speaking with catholics all day long. and i will tell you, boy, the surprise do
and passenger health. abc's matt gutman starts us off with what's happening right now, matt? >> reporter: from a boat in the mobile bay, moments ago, we learned one of the passengers aboard the ship suffered a stroke and had to be medevacked. check out the tug boats, trying to nudge that ship ideas a quarter mile channel. veering either way and it could ground. tonight they're doing that in the dark. >> reporter: tonight, with the lame colossus finally within sight of land, we get our first look inside -- the grim ship's log. >> been shipwrecked for three days. >> reporter: the hours long lines for food, after eight full days at sea -- five of them without power and sanitation. sewage seeping down walls, and this sandaled foot testing urine soaked carpets. the images showing shanty towns that sprang up on decks -- tent cities that carnival has denied existed. outside, the foot checkered with towels and bedding. some unfurling white banners. right there, above the lettering -- i carnival triumph -- those dressed for the tropics, huddling in bathrobes and blankets against the cold. the ship has
's gio benitez following it all for us. >> reporter: the little boy at the center of a week-long hostage standoff is in his mother's arm, and tonight, the fbi's bold plan to rescue him coming into sharp focus. negotiators convinced jimmy lee dykes to approach the bunker door to accept delivery of an item. there, fbi agents set off an explosive device. law enforcement officers say dykes fired on the agents. they fired back. moments later, dykes was dead and ethan was safe. the fbi and highly specialized s.w.a.t. teams spent seven days planning the raid, while hostage negotiators tried to keep dykes talking. we boarded a hall continuer here in southern alabama to get our first look at dykes' underground bunker site. you can see a number of small structures on this plot of land. but what dykes didn't know, just across the street, the fbi had recently built this mock bunker to train agents for different scenarios. >> you can practice breaching the door. you can practice how to get a camera inside. and ultimately design how you're going to assault this bunker. >> reporter: as authorities swar
ago, now safe. authorities used an explosive to enter an underground bunker, where 5-year-old ethan was held after negotiations broke down with 65-year-old jimmy lee do k dykes. a high tech camera was inserted into the bunker to monitor dykes' movements. >> mr. dykes was observed holding a gun. at this point, fbi agents fearing the child was in imminent danger entered the bunker and rescued the child. >> reporter: tonight, jimmy lee dykes is dead. the standoff began last tuesday when dykes boarded a school bus, shot the driver, charles poland, jr., and snatched ethan. the boy, who is believed to have autism, was held captive in the six by eight-foot underground bunker while police and s.w.a.t. teams carefully negotiated through a ventilation pipe. dykes allowed what authority authorities called comfort items to be sent down that pipe. toys, coloring books, potato chips and ethan's medication. police were careful not to anger dykes, believed to be watching news reports in the bunker, and even thanked him at one point. >> i want to thank him for taking care of our child. that's very
in the use of handguns and assault rifles. he even said he had a 50 caliber rifle. did he die in those flames? they're likely to use some sort of bulldozer to probe the building. they clearly decided to let mr. dorner die if he was inside. >> all right. standing by, watching this story. we of course will be staying with it to bring you every new development throughout this broadcast. but we do want to move on to the state of union. the president's focus will include jobs and gun violent in america. even as the drama is playing out on the west coast. let's go to jonathan karl on that. john? >> reporter: diane, well, the bulk of the speech will be on the economy. the president will say that a growing economy that creates good middle class jobs, quote, must be the north star that guides our efforts. but the emotion in that room, in that chamber, will come on the issue of gun violence, as several victims of recent mass shootings will be watching in person from the visitor's gallery. when the president gives his big speech, the visitor's gallery is usually packed with friends and family members of
telling us he very well may have been hiding in plain sight. from a barrage of gun fire to a rush of flame -- to that shell of a house now nothing left but rubble. >> shut down the freeway, possibly for the subject we've been looking for. >> reporter: christopher dorner's run from the law began to unravel here. to a cabin near a ski resort. police say dorner broke in and yesterday, when two unsuspecting women came by to clean, he allegedly tied them up, took their car and then sped off. one of the women broke free and managed to call the police. dorner was once again on the run. chased by police, he abandoned the stolen car, then up the road, police say dorner carjacked rick heltebrake. >> dorner jumped out of the snow at me, gun drawn, big, long rifle. so, i just stopped and put my truck in park and put my hands up. he pointed his gun at me and said, "i don't want to hurt you, just get out and start walking up the road and take your dog." >> reporter: dorner raced off again. this time, a fish and game warden spotted him and that officer engaged in a life or death shootout. >> dorner reali
. >>> and finally, the underdogs on top. after that fancy little dog wins the best at westminster, you spur us to give the "world news" awards for what our dogs really do. >>> good evening. it was a day of reckoning. the end of ten days of terror. and police believe a killer once on the loose is now dead. these images tell the story. the charred foundation, all that's left of a cabin in the woods, set ablaze. about police believe that christopher dorner was inside. while in another part of southern california, police gather to lay one of his victims to rest, one of their own. his widow, in a moving embrace by his casket, covered with a flag. we begin tonight's coverage with abc's cecilia vega now. cecilia? >> reporter: diane, good evening. i'm standing at the one-time police command post, the heart of that manhunt for christopher dorner. right over my shoulder, those houses right there, we now know that's where dorner was holed up just as of yesterday. neighbors telling us he very well may have been hiding in plain sight. from a barrage of gun fire to a rush of flame -- [ gun fire ] to that sh
came out alive. so, how did they do it? abc's geon benitez is on the ground for us in alabama tonight. >> reporter: a seven-day standoff came to an end today. the little boy taken hostage nearly a week ago, now safe. authorities entered an underground bunker, where 5-year-old ethan was held after negotiations broke down with 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. >> mr. dykes was observed holding a gun. at this point, fbi agents fearing the child was in imminent danger entered the bunker and rescued the child. all rig >> reporter: tonight, dykes is dead. the standoff began last tuesday when dykes shot a school bus driver and snatched ethan. the boy, who is leabelieved to e autism, was held captive in the six by eight-foot underground bunker while teams carefully negotiated through a ventilation pipe. dykes allowed what authority called comfort items to be sent down that pipe. toys, coloring books, potato chips and ethan's medication. police were careful not to anger dykes, believed to be watching news reports in the bunker, and even thanked him at one point. >> i want to thank him for taking ca
in of police officers, guns drawn, searching cars. and abc's cecilia vega is there to tell us what is happening right now. cecilia? >> reporter: diane, good evening. the situation is still ongoing. this is what we know. christopher dorner is holed up on a house on that mountain. two officers have been shot and wounded. los angeles police just went on live television to broadcast a plea to him. telling him, enough is enough, it's time to turn yourself in. >> if he's watching this, a message for himself is, enough is enough. it's time to turn yourself in, it's time to stop the bloodshed. it's time to let this event and let this incident be over. >> reporter: in the remote mountains above los angeles today, a violent shootout. gun fire as officers in s.w.a.t. gear closed in on the man accused of killing one of their own and tormenting an entire community for the past six days. the whole exchange broadcast on live television. authorities say the suspect, holed up inside the hillside cabin, is christopher dorner, a former los angeles police officer skilled in sniper tactics. >> during that exchange
takes us to a stretch of american highway that felt it the most. >> reporter: tangled and twisted on a detroit highway. this was the scene along a mile and a half stretch of i-75 today. at least 30 vehicles were involved in the crash. three people were killed, including two children believed to be siblings. the culprit? whiteout conditions from a single band of snow. wxyz meteorologist hallie vogel takes us through it. >> only 15 minutes. that's all it takes. >> reporter: this is what it looked like inside that blinding whiteout. it's called lake effect snow. and it was created as cold air and wind passed over the warmer waters of lake michigan. lake effect snow squalls are notorious. you can be driving along with perfect visibility, then, in seconds, you can't see anything at all. fierce winds whipped up snow along indiana highways today, too. 40 cars piled up on i-70. this is part of that same system that has created weather bedlam around the nation the past few days, including that tornado, believed to have had winds of 160 miles per hour in adairsville, georgia. abc's steve os
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